Jordy Nelson speaks out on possibility of coming out of retirement
No, Jordy Nelson is not coming back. The 35-year old former wide receiver of the Green Bay Packers is happily retired and it’s bound to stay that way.
“We’re not coming back,” Nelson recently told Jason Wilde of the Wisconsin State Journal. “There’s no doubt about that. We’re done. . . [W]hen you first get in the NFL and you’re performing very well, you’re underpaid, and then when you sign a big contract, you become overpaid. When you’re towards the end of your career, you get released and people say you’re too slow, you’ve lost a step, you can’t play anymore; and then apparently when you retire, everyone wants you to come back. . . . I’m confused on what I need to do, so I’ll just stay at home. No one’s ever satisfied.”
Jordy Nelson announced his retirement in August of 2019 after just 11 seasons in the league — 10 of which was played in Green Bay where he won his only Super Bowl crown. After playing for the Oakland Raiders for a year, Nelson was released. He then announced his retirement by signing a one-day contract to be able to able to retire with the Packers.
The wide receiver did mention that he and quarterback Aaron Rodgers had conversations on a possible reunion in Green Bay before his last season, but talks between him and his former Packers partner never really materialized.
“I think the track record between Aaron and I, I think we could have been productive no matter what year it would have been. I think we proved it over the time, year-in and year-out. We were both very productive. And until proven otherwise, I would say yes, I would have been able to,” the one-time Packers Pro Bowler added.
For now, the Kansas native is happily back home reaping the benefits of ending his career on a healthy note.